The definition of an Emotion is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others (Dictionary.com). As women, how many times have you ignored your feelings to please others to sustain their happiness? How many times have you ignored your feelings because you weren’t ready to embrace or face yours yet? If you were aware of your emotions, how many times did you deny yourself of being jealous, angry, insecure, or fearful because your emotion wasn’t ideal to the image your wanted to portray to others ?
When we are told to ignore your emotions then it’s like we ignore our cry out for help. This could be a reason why we have been ignoring other’s emotions also. How can you hear others when you cannot hear our own? Whatever the case maybe, listening to your emotions because they matter and they Represents Significance.
Emotions are indicators to our thoughts and what’s going on within that may need to be addressed or paid attention too. If you were like me then you wanted to ignore all that was wrong with you because you didn’t want anyone to see you fail. That concept seemed to secure me but it was only hindering me from moving forward in life. Embrace your emotions and allow yourself to feel.
Allowing yourself to feel is so hard to do but it’s beneficial. Some believe that feeling our emotions is the worst pain ever but I believe feeling our emotions is just different type of pain we are not used too. At the end of the day, pain is a pain, but pain can hurt you differently. Just because it hurts differently doesn’t mean it’s worth more or less than others.
There are many things in this world to heal the physical pain but there is not much to heal the emotional pain, but God. There is no way to measure emotional pain. Since there is a lack of illiteracy, many are walking around self-medicating themselves hoping to free themselves from failed expectations, fantasies, realities, perspectives, and illusions. Your emotions matter because if you learn to listen to them, then you will always be able to heal yourself or hold yourself accountable when you are out of alignment of your true self. Here are 4 reasons why your emotions matter:
1.Your Emotions Were Created for You to Feel Not to Ignore
Our emotions were meant to be felt so we can begin to release the emotions and strongholds that are not like God. We are humans that made in the likeness of God, but many will fail to realize that because they are wrapped up with their own image of self. This will continue to allow those who chose to live through their own portrayed image to live an unfulfilled life. I know because I have been there. If you think about it you were basically playing a role for the benefit of others. That is unfulfilling life because people change, whereas God always remains the same no matter the season.
“Genesis1:27 CEV, So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women.”
We have emotions for a reason and that reason is not to ignore them but embrace them. It leads to healing, restoration, and freedom. Feeling our emotions allows us to become one with self, which could help us from healing from illnesses and diseases. We will know when are out of alignment with our true self of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. The goal is to become one with self so that you can begin to produce fruit from the people, place or things that lie within you. Feeling your emotions allows you to become creative. Those who lack creativity also lack feeling and embracing their emotions. It is when we feel that we can begin to pro-create and build things for love, joy, security, and peace for humankind.
James 5:15CEV, “If you have faith when you pray for sick people, they will get well. The Lord will heal them, and if they have sinned, he will forgive them.
- Your Emotions will Lead You To Living With More Peace in Your Life
Listening to your Emotions when you are feeling angry, jealous, depressed, sadness, or fearful will help you decide on which emotion you chose to represent your well-being. As you know we are not meant to worry or be fearful, which another reason why I do not watch scary movies.
Decide to act on the emotions of love, affection, gratitude, and happiness. Remember we cannot control what’s going on around us, but we can always control the peace within us. The peace of God that lies within puts us at a level of having a still and calm mind. A still and calm mind will help win any battle headed your way.
Mark 5:34CEV,Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God, give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain.”
Exploring your emotions take time, so do not expect your journey to be a short ride. Embrace the longevity that your emotions will provide you with. Your emotions will allow you to embrace your humanistic journey It is time to heal ourselves for Love of the Lord, self, and for generations to come. Your healing is not for self, but it meant help humanity also. Remember your emotions matter because it allows you to walk in the image of God and gives you the peace you yearn for in your heart. Your emotions matter so embrace them.
3.Your Emotions Can Lead You to Either Bear Fruit or Rotten Fruit
An unhealed spirit will continue to attract other unhealed spirits until you allow yourself to walk through the process of healing. We must begin to understand that healing is not just a one-time process, but it is a process that needs to be embraced more often so that others can feel vulnerable enough to endure. Our emotions allow us to pay attention to our thoughts that lead to actions that are either producing fruit or rotten fruit. The choice is always ours. Most of the time the things that make us feel comfortable is producing rotten fruit, which is fruit (people, place or things) that are outdated and provide no benefit to our well-being.
John 15:2 CEV,“He cuts away every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit. But he trims cleanly every branch that does produce fruit so that it will produce even more fruit.”
God is all about providing and giving, where he wants to give us more than what we expect. God wants to show us how he truly works and how much he truly loves us. Go ahead, feel, and release your emotions with a big cry so you can be set free. Allow the Lord to cut and trim away so he began to produce much fruit in your life.
4.Your Emotions Can Help Build Communities
Your emotions matter because they can help build communities. We never know how others will benefit from the way you are feeling. Emotions allow humans to connect with one another. It reminds us that feeling our emotions allows connecting with others when we hear other’s stories of overcoming, which leads to vulnerability. Vulnerability leads to cohesiveness; cohesiveness leads to connection. The connection among people helps build strong communities. The strong communities come together for a greater cause that will soon bear good fruit instead of rotten fruit.
James 5:14CEV, if you are sick, ask the church leaders to come and pray for you. Ask them to put olive oil on you in the name of the Lord.”
Embracing our emotions and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with others helps us to create communities that provide fellowship and support, which is essential to obtain relationships. The generation now is walking away more and more from relationships and building with others due to a large number of individuals who are currently walking around unhealed. I will have to include myself. With me exploring my emotions of anger, fear, shame, pride, anxiety, and lack of confidence allowed me to stray away from obtaining, maintaining, and sustaining relationships in my life. I feared to be vulnerable with others because when I once was I was left more wounded, embarrassed, and disgusted by the actions of others who really hurt me.
Exploring my emotions helped me to understand that emotions are all about perspective; which is the way we view the world based on our beliefs, thoughts, perceived concepts. Embracing your emotions will help you to build healthier communities in your life. This is only if you allow yourself to feel the negative emotion so you can begin living more with the positive emotions in your life. Embracing and appreciating the good and the bad will help build strong communities around you. Stronger communities produce more security within. I am the only child, so I love communities. I also learned that my pride stops me from obtaining, sustaining, and maintaining a community I desire to have of my own (Family).
James 5:16CEV, “ If you have sinned, you should tell each other what you have done. Then you can pray for one another and be healed. The prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot.”
They say a Family that prays together stays together. We must begin to pray together so chains can be broken and strongholds can be released.
In the words of Gandhi, “ You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” If you feel others around you lack in emotion or consideration. It could be a mirror reflection of self because you are what you see in this world. We are all connected as one no matter what. So, begin to embrace your emotion because they are meant to lead you to freedom of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. True strength is when you allow yourself to feel and let go. Let’s get started!